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Are you sensitive to dairy? This might be the answer An Insider’s Guide To A1 versus A2 Casein Proteins
When I turned 21, instead of indulging in the alcohol that I was now legally allowed to imbibe, I gave up dairy.
Yes, this is the kind of 21 year old I was.
A fun sidenote to further provide you with context of my youthful reckless abandon: my birthday is near Christmas, and the evening I turned 21 I was at home with the entirety of my mom’s side of the family for our holiday shindig watching Princess Diaries with my 6 and 10 year old cousins. I think I was in bed by 11PM.
I know what you’re thinking. I was, indeed, a wild child. Some might even say a party animal. Ruler breaker. Hell raiser.
But in truth, in the Midwest (I’m from Iowa and went to college in Missouri), not eating dairy was breaking a cardinal food rule.read more
How to Embrace the Spontaneous Chaos and Fun of Summer Stay Grounded and Enjoy the Season from a Chinese Medicine Perspective
Ah, summer has arrived in all of its glory.
We feel a little lighter on our feet and we’re ready to soak up the sunshine and warmth after a cold winter and tumultuous spring.
The transition from spring to summer can be a smooth one, unlike some other seasonal shifts that seem like a jolt to your system.
And each season’s energetic influence is on a continuum where it builds to a peak, then falls, while the next seasonal force starts to build.
Spring has a drive and a goal behind it; a push in a very certain direction.
And when the energy of summer is strong enough, that push and drive evaporates into more levity, fun, and aimlessness.
It’s a relief not to feel so responsible for once and just let things unfold that you’ve already set in motion.read more
Your mental and emotional state affect your physical health in a big way.
The reverse, or how your physical health affects your emotions, is clearer to see.
If we have an injury and it takes awhile to recover, and we can get frustrated. Or if we have a nagging, chronic, health complaint, we can get depressed.
BUT, the other side of the coin is much, much more powerful for your overall success in remaining healthy, happy, and balanced throughout your life.read more
It’s summer and that means more outdoor activities, more yard work, and generally more exercise.
It’s fabulous that we all get moving a bit more this time of year, but it also means we’re probably a little more likely to injure ourselves, or at least give ourselves some nice, achy muscles.
Or maybe we’ve just got chronic stress and tension built up in our neck and shoulders from lots of computer work.
Whatever the reason for your sore muscles, I’ve got a little something that can help get you relief now.read more
Healing should be easy.
Once we figure out the right trajectory, it’s a straight shot to feeling better.
Does this sound like your own internal monologue when you’re dealing with health issues, name?
How about these:
My body is broken and I don’t have the tools to repair it. It fights against me and I don’t know why.
If I ignore whatever is making me uncomfortable, it will go away.
I don’t have time to be sick.
If any of these sound familiar, you’re not alone.
Most people talk to themselves like this (including me!), believing that they are inadequate and incapable of healing.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
We all have the capacity, it’s just whether or not we choose to accept the journey in front of us.read more